Modern Furniture

Bishop Stools – India Mahdavi

every time i happen upon one of india mahdavi’s ‘bishop stools’, my reaction is that, in every ‘en situ’, it feels totally appropriate. no easy task. the bishop is that extra added ‘little layer of something’ every room needs. and we all know it’s the combination of layers + tension that keep a space interesting.

mahdavi stools interior

enameled ceramic. marble. mettalic. take your pick.

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iranian born. parisian based. india. exotic. chic.



Traccia Table

congratulations are in order. i’ve checked the meret oppenheim traccia table off my wish list.

traccia – 2013

whenever i’ve seen this piece in photos en-situ, i’ve wondered about each respective owner. brave. daring. unafraid. yeah. definitely unafraid. count me amongst them. i imagine mrs. vreeland would approve.


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now…if i can just figure out how to place something atop without inadvertently creating a new genetically engineered mythical creature….

cassina – traccia table

“Stay” Seating

this oversized upholstered lounge chair is a 21st century throne of the finest order. fit for a queen.


and the dining chairs…very feminine.



the line is available in several upholstered options. i’m having a velvet ‘moment’. tres chic. the ‘stay’ collection is from slovenian designer nika zupanc.

stay collection


all together, kelly wearstler interiors are a lot to take in. there’s an abundance of l.a. glitz and glam. sensory overload. it can be just a little too…too.

but wait…dissect. take the components on their own and you find fabulous separates. the soufflé chair. one or a pair. ruched lambskin leather. luxe. poof perfection!






ro chair - yellow

ro chair - black

the ro chair from spanish designer jaime hayon is an alternative to the ubiquitous womb, egg, or eames lounge chair. introduced in 2013 and available from ‘the republic’ of fritz hansen, for me, it was love at first sight. it’s a wingback with a contemporary sensibility and perfect for reading. the ‘blinders’ allow just the right amount of cozy privacy. sexy, organic, and available in myriad fabric and leather choices for her or him.

ro chair - leather

ro chair - pink

republic of fritz hansen